This Day in History: 2022-01-30

Jan 30
1958: Paul Anka performs the first night of a six date Australian tour at the Sydney Stadium in Sydney, New South Wales.

1964: Patricia Conroy is born in Montreal.

1966: Mamas & Papas, featuring Canadian Denny Doherty, release the single, “California Dreamin’.” It debuts the next day at #31 on the Canadian pop chart.

1970: Ronnie Hawkins‘ “Down in the Alley” is released.

1971: Neil Young is live at UCLA. He premieres “The Needle and the Damage Done,” which is recorded and makes the HARVEST album a year later.

1971: “Hang On to Your Life” by The Guess Who is released, entering at #30 in Canada.

1971: Anne Murray peaks at #53 on Billboard’s country chart with “Sing High – Sing Low.”

1971: Andy Kim is on American Bandstand, where he lip synchs “Be My Baby.”

1973: Stampeders release their RUBES DUDES & ROWDIES album.

1974: The Band play at Madison Square Garden for the first time.

1982: “Take Off” by Bob & Doug McKenzie and featuring Rush‘s Geddy Lee is released.

1988: Alan Thicke is the guest host on Solid Gold.

1988: Alta Moda‘s single, “Julian” peaks on the Canadian pop chart at #53.

1995: “Insensitive” becomes Jann Arden‘s first single to top Canada’s RPM singles chart, the first of two weeks.

1999: Alanis Morissette kicks off a new tour in New Orleans at the SuperDome.

1999: Barenaked Ladies peak on Billboard’s chart at #44 with “It’s All Been Done.”

2003: Matthew Good sees his LAST OF THE GHETTO ASTRONAUTS album certified gold in Canada.

2004: Stampeders are in Fredricton, NB for a show at The Playhouse.

2007: Patricia Conroy celebrates her 43rd birthday with the release of the album, TALKING TO MYSELF.

2009: The Trews are in Toronto at the Glen Gould Theatre for the first of a two-night run of special acoustic shows. They’re taped and released on DVD a year later.

2014: Streetheart is in Edmonton for a show at Century Casino.

2018: Students at Sir Alexander Mackenzie Elementary School in Vancouver receive $10,000 worth of new music instruments, courtesy of Hedley and the Musicounts Band Aid Program.

2019: Stephen John Van de Kamp releases his new album, THE VERY BEST OF.